My husband thought it was low on the fuel/oil mix so we bought more, mixed it, and it still will not start. A couple days ago when I was using it, the plug to the fuel came undone. There were two holes but I was not sure which it plugged back into, the one directly facing down, or the one facing down and to the side. I pumped the primer and the oil gas mix came out of the one facing down and to the side, so I plugged it back into that one. I primed it again, and it still would not start. So, I tried the other. Again would not start. I have never used one before and my husband and I are borrowing it from my father in law. When I showed my husband he insisted that I originally had it wrong and the directly facing down is where it should be plugged in. I told him that when I primed it, the oil gas mix squirted out of the side one. He still insisted that the air intake was the side one. So which is it?? Did I cause any damage in switching back and forth while troubleshooting?? Any answer would be helpful. Thanks!
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
First check that your Mantis needs an oil/gas mixture, most of the newer Mantis tillers have four-stroke motors meaning they have oil in the crankcase and use straight gas. If your Mantis needs oil mixed in the gas use a 50:1 ratio. That's usually 2.6 ounces of two-cycle oil (it's sold in bottles that size) to one gallon of gas but read the oil bottle to get the proper mix ratio.
O and I are the international symbols for off and on. The O is the off position and the I is the on position. Put the switch in the I position. Make sure there is properly mixed fuel in the tank. Your Mantis probably uses fuel mixed 1 part 2cycle oil to 50 parts gasoline. Push the primer bulb a few times until you see fuel in the bulb. Position the choke lever to full choke, open the throttle completely and use short, quick pulls on the rope until the engine sputters. Reposition to choke to half and pull the rope again. The engine should start at this time. Let the engine run for a few seconds, then push the choke lever to off. Go to work in the garden. Good luck!
Carburetor problem. Two stroke engines use oil mixed with gas. Old fuel or setting over the winter will cause varnish and sludge in the Carburetor. Start by buying a can of carburetor cleaner and mixing a new can of fuel. 1) Dump the old fuel and check replace it with new. 2) Remove the air cleaner. 3) Pump the prime bulb 3 or 4 times, set the choke, spray the insides of the carb with the cleaner and then try and start it . It should sputter and run for a few second but chances are it will take a few sprays to clean the jets
2.6 oz of 2 cycle oil to 1 gallon of gas. But I would suggest you mix it at a 40:1 ratio, which is 3.2 oz 2 cycle oil to 1 gallon of gas. Unless it is a piece of equipment bought at a dealer it is made differently than one made for a big box store.
jj505 has good and bad information. Honda GX25 is a 4 stroke motor, with oil lubricated crankcase. Oil drains out the filler. Oil and gas do not mix on this four stroke. The PDF below is the Honda manual. http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/images/manuals/GX25-35.pdf
Your quickest fix for this problem is to simply replace the carburetor, a Zama K54A. Do it all the time. After that, if you can find a 2 cycle oil, Opti-2, it's the best you can use and it's a one mix for all your 2 cycle equipment (blowers, trimmers, chainsaws, etc.) It's the only 2 cycle I sell in my shop.